For the seventh season, FFWD will present its Autumn/Winter ’16 shows from a bespoke new location, as the event moves to Dubai Design District (d3). The upcoming season will be hosted at Hai d3 with a custom-built space to house the four-day event from 31stMarch- 3rdApril, 2016. FFWD will once again span four days with runway shows and presentations from the region’s leading talents in couture, ready to wear, jewellery and accessories.
Another mainstay of FFWD is the ‘d3 Fashion Talks’ – a series of panel discussions and presentations from esteemed international industry professionals. Previous speakers include: Steven Kolb, the CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA); the creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis; international supermodel, Yasmin Le Bon; founder of The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman; and the founder and CEO of The Business Of Fashion, Imran Amed.
The event will take place in and around Hai d3, with custom-created tents housing two runways and two presentation spaces, the d3 Fashion Talks, diverse food and beverage stations, as well as dedicated event spaces for networking.